Arenicolumba

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Arenicolumba prattae
Temporal range: Early Miocene 19–18 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Arenicolumba
Steadman, 2008
Species:
A. prattae
Binomial name
Arenicolumba prattae
(Becker & Brodkorb, 1992)
Synonyms
  • Columbina prattae Becker & Brodkorb, 1992

Arenicolumba prattae is an extinct species of small pigeon from the Miocene of Florida. It was described from fossil material ( a left coracoid) collected at the Thomas Farm Site in Gilchrist County, northern Florida, south-eastern United States. The genus name Arenicolumba comes from the Latin arena (“sandy place”) with reference to the sandy, fossiliferous sediments of the collection site, and columba (“pigeon”). Originally described in 1992 as Columbina prattae, it was moved to the new genus in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steadman, David W. (2008). "Doves (Columbidae) and cuckoos (Cuculidae) from the Early Miocene of Florida" (PDF). Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History. 48 (1): 1–16.